On Tuesday May 24th baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and Jason Paul Peterson premiered a song by Michael Linton, Silentium Amoris. Originally a poem written by Oscar Wilde, it has been set to music in a new song cycle by Linton. From the Cleveland Classical review, “The song is in two distinct sections. The first, in which the narrator […]
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Edwin Crossley-Mercer performs Bach’s 1727 cantata for solo bass “Ich habe genug” BWV 82, performed April 30 at the Festival de Paques de Deauville. Skip to minute 31 to watch his performance.
“The chief splendor of the evening came from the singers. Baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer turned Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, into a complex dramatic figure, a louche gambler and seducer who appeared to be making moves on his cousin when he meets her at the Inn in Act I.” To read the entirety of the Opera News article, […]
Edwin Crossley-Mercer is having a very busy summer. After a recital in Dubai at the “One & Only Mirage Resort” on May 30th (the recital was called “It’s All About Love” and featured love songs in German, Russian, French, and English), Edwin returns France where he sings Robert Schumann’s rarely programmed “Paradise and the Peri” […]
From OperaNews.com review of Carmina Catulli, “British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs…Pianist Jason Paul Peterson is a full-fledged partner who exhibits thorough mastery of […]
When you purchase the Carmina Catulli CD, you will receive a free download code for an immediate digital copy of the song cycle.
“Linton… responds to the poetry with music of an eclectic but coherent and distinctive style, contemporary but otherworldly…British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs. He […]
On August 19th, 2014 Michael Linton’s Carmina Catulli will be released on CD and via Digital Stores. This mammoth 17th movement song cycle has taken over 15 years to be fully realized. With magnificent performances by French baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and American pianist Jason Paul Peterson, the recording of Carmina Catulli took place in December […]
…for the applause broke out regularly despite the “rules” about waiting until the end of the song cycle. The audience was astounded; I mean taken aback, mesmerized even, and despite the New Yorkers’ attachment to recital etiquette, Mr. Crossley-Mercer’s interpretation, Mr. Peterson’s accompaniment and composer Michael Linton’s dazzling musical demands, moved the attendees into overdrive, […]
So what’s Edwin Crossley-Mercer been up to just weeks before his Carnegie debut? Why portraying the fashionista Karl Lagerfeld at the Theater an der Wien of course. Robert Carson’s modern production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée appears poised to take the world of opera by storm. Listen to the reviews from ORF and BR Klassik by […]